Dance School News
Exams Autumn Winter 2019
RAD Ballet exams 1st December
Exams Summer 2019
RAD Ballet exams 27th June
IDTA Tap Modern Street exams 30th June
RAD Ballet Exams 7th July
RAD Ballet exams 12th July
Three Counties Youth Ballet Company 2019
Congratulations to our Junior pupil Jasmine who has successfully auditioned for the TCYB Company and will be training and performing in Season 7 during the summer of 2019. The shows will be at the Hertford Theatre on the 3rd and 4th of August.
Royal Ballet School February 2019
Well done to our pupils Annie, Jasmine, Holly and Charlotte who took part in day of classes at the Royal Ballet School during half term. The classes were observed by Natalie and the girls danced beautifully!
Royal Ballet School Autumn 2018
Our pupil Charlotte Green attended the MA Insight Day at the Royal Ballet School, Convent Garden on Wednesday 24th October and was observed by Natalie. Well done to Charlotte for a great performance in the 2 hour intensive classical Ballet class!
Ballet Photoshoot November 2018
This is Booked for Saturday 10 November, Saturday 17 November and Sunday 25 November with Victoria Mitchell Photography
June & July 2018
A big well done to everyone who took exams!
We had a round of Distinctions for our Contemporary and Tap exams with the IDTA, and Merits plus full marks for CA's with the RAD.
Watching week & Medal presentations:
10th - 16th July 2018
End of Year Exams:
RAD Ballet exams - 3 sessions:
26th June, 28th June and 8th July 2018
IDTA Dance Exams - 1 session:
AHS Pupils 24th June 2018
Dance Showcase 2018
19th May 2018 @ Centenary Theatre Berkhamsted
Hemel Pupils performance
What a fab show, well done everyone!
Photos are available to order via Victoria Mitchell Photography and DVDs are available to order via Wizard Video.
Coppelia ~ 2nd & 3rd March 2018 @ Watersmeet Theatre
Congratulations to all 4 of our dancers who successfully auditioned and have been offered places dancing in Coppelia for the English Youth Ballet! Rosey Carter-Sullivan, Charlotte Green, Lauren Whitehead & Emily Green well done!
Our girls will be dancing on stage with superb international professional principal artists, a fantastic opportunity for them. 'Coppelia' will run at the Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth from the 2nd - 3rd March 2018.
See our newspaper article here
Tuesdays: Nursery Ballet @ 10:45-11:15am
We have added a further Nursery Ballet class due to popularity of this class. Don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in booking a trial class as spaces are limted.
Saturday: Modern @ 1:30-2:00pm - starting in Jan 2018
Panto ~ Christmas 2017
Congratulations to our students Ava Harris & Jasmine Marshall who successfully auditioned and are taking part in this years production of Cinderella at the Boxmoor playhouse over the Christmas Season. We wish them the best of luck for the performances!
English Youth Ballet ~ Auditions for the production ~ Coppelia November 2017, we have been invited to send pupils for the appropriate age to audition and we wish them the best of luck
Day at the Royal Ballet School ~ October 2017. Natalie will be taking our Grade 2 Ballet pupils aged 8-10 to Convent Garden for a day of classes not to forget!
Friday: Mummy & Me Ballet @ 2:45-3:30pm
We have added a further 3rd class due to popularity of this class, which is almost full already. Don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in booking a trial class as spaces are limted.
Friday: RAD Character Dance grades 1+ @ 6:30-7:00pm - starting after October half term
Monday: Ballet - Stepping Up age 4+ @ 4pm
Wednesday: STREET DANCE! come along and have a try at this fun class @ 4pm
August 2017 ~ Exam success! - Another round of Distinctions for our Dance Students! Well done to all our Students! Exams were taken in RAD Ballet, IDTA Tap, contemporary and street dance
* Exams IDTA 17th June
*Royal Academy of Dance - Ballet Exams 9th July
*Watching Week - last week of term 14th & 15th July 2016
*Spring/Summer Term Dates - Classes 18th April - 15th July 2016
Closed half term 30th May - 5th June
*Watching Week - Parents are invited to come along to watch on the last week of term commencing July 18th
*Dance Showcase 2016
Scheduled for the 26th June 2016 - Judi Dench Theatre
Preformances at 12.00pm & 4.00pm
*RAD Ballet Exams 2016 - 100% pass rate - well done pupils!
Saturday 2nd July 2016
*New Classes for September 2015
'Mummy & Me Ballet' for ages 18months - 3 years, we are now offering ballet for the youngest of dancers who want to move with Mummy!
Fridays @ 2:15-2:45pm held at the Catholic Church hall HP3 8PG
Tuesdays @ 10:15am-11:00am held at Adeyfield Community Centre HP2 4EW
*Exam results - Exam session June 2015
I am very proud to say that again we been able to continue with our 100% PASS RATE across the board this year
RAD Ballet exams - an outstanding 94% of our students received a level 3 (highest rank) in at least one category!
IDTA Tap exams - a whopping 88% of our students were awarded the highest grade overall! The remaining students were awarded the next highest grade.
IDTA Freestyle exams - a fantastic 54% of our students were awarded the highest grade overall! The remaining students were awarded the next highest grade.
IDTA Rosettes - our littlest dancers were absolute stars and 100% passed their rosettes with flying colours!
WELL DONE TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK EXAMS!
*Dance Showcase 2014
The Pumphouse Theatre, Watford, Saturday 7th June, 2.30pm & 6.30pm
This years end of year show was a great success with two sell out performances.
DVD's are still availble to purchase. If you haven't yet got a DVD and would like one then please contact Natalie .
* Ballet and Tap refresher courses
These will be taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September in Hemel Hempstead and are by inviatation only. They are essential for new pupils joining existing grade work classes from Grade 1 onwards, if you would like to know more about the refresher courses please contact Natalie.
Saturday 11th October 2014
Booking forms including details and how to book will be going out to all students.
*Trip to the Ballet
The Nutcracker - 29th November 2014
For our trip this year we will be going to see a children's Ballet classic - The Nutcracker.
Ticket order forms will be posted out in August with the start of year packs, but hurry as orders need to be in by FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER.
*Upgraded Ballet Syllabus 2014
In September all pupils will start working towards their dancing exams with the RAD and IDTA (depending on grade). Some of our pupils will be learning the new Ballet syllabus which contains some lovely work and is a great challenging upgrade from the old syllabus.